September 24, 2021

Review of Damaged Heritage, The Elaine Race Massacre and A Story of Reconciliation by J. Chester Johnson (with Foreword by Sheila L. Walker)

Damaged Heritage, The Elaine Race Massacre and A Story of Reconciliationby J. Chester Johnson https://www.jchesterjohnson.com/Pegasus Books, ISBN, 9781643134666 Call It By Its Name by Melinda Thomsen            My copy of J. Chester Johnson’s Damaged Heritage arrived on May 27th, the day after reports of George Floyd’s murder at the knee of a police officer. I finished […]

Review of Together in a Sudden Strangeness: America’s Poets Respond to the Pandemic Edited by Alice Quinn

Edited by Alice QuinnAlfred A. Knopf, 2020, 184 pages, $27.00ISBN 978-0-593-31872-0 by Rachael Warmington                       In the Introduction to the anthology of poems, Together in a Sudden Strangeness, Alice Quinn observes that these poets are from across America and “the landscapes and events they are experiencing” are reflected in their poems (xvii). This is apparent in […]

Review of Said No One Ever by Gregory Crosby

by Pamela L. Laskin                      Gregory Crosby’s latest collection of poetry, Said No One Ever, is a nostalgic journey back through popular culture, music, art, form, birth and transformation as he explores the ghosts and the music of language. Ghosts since so many people Crosby has known and loved have died, and the way he keeps them […]

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